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by On Film, Inc.
movies

eye 203,759

favorite 631

comment 27

Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 27 reviews )
Topics: Suburbia, Cold War, Consumerism
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by National Education Program
movies

eye 24,262

favorite 65

comment 6

Demonstrates the widespread ownership of America's basic wealth and the equitable distribution of national income. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 449,931

favorite 335

comment 37

This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 37 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies

eye 138,687

favorite 283

comment 15

"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by IBM Corporation, Military Products Division
movies

eye 90,960

favorite 113

comment 13

Innovations in computer technology as weapons in the Cold War.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Electronics, Computers: History
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by U.S. Army Pictorial Center
movies

eye 39,911

favorite 104

comment 9

John Wayne, Edward R. Murrow and others discuss the ideological battle between U.S. and Soviet Union.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: Cold War
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 68,106

favorite 156

comment 10

Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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by Bonica (Joe)
movies

eye 204,554

favorite 273

comment 34

Early atomic weapons testing.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War
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by National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association
movies

eye 95,507

favorite 163

comment 51

Atomic tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds (later the Nevada Test Site) show effects on well-kept homes, homes filled with trash and combustibles, and homes painted with reflective white paint. Asserts that cleanliness is an essential part of civil defense preparedness and that it increased survivability. Selected for the 2002 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant" films.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 51 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Waste disposal
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by CBS Television Network
movies

eye 36,883

favorite 78

comment 10

Dramatized atomic evacuation of Portland, Oregon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Oregon
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 57,983

favorite 104

comment 23

How 1960s activism "threatens" American moral, religious and ethical principles.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Social issues: 1960s
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 37,912

favorite 51

comment 5

Cold War cartoon aimed at American workers with the objective of convincing them of their good fortune.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by Cascade Pictures of California
movies

eye 37,909

favorite 102

comment 8

Attempt to argue away the dangers of nuclear radiation, with some excellent animation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War
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by National Education Program
movies

eye 24,082

favorite 32

comment 15

Lecture given by Dr. George S. Benson, President of Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Anti-communism
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 27,137

favorite 61

comment 13

Drama of an authoritarian (probably Communist-type) coup in the U.S., assisted by apathy, an indifference to federal intervention in community affairs, and lack of economic incentive.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Free enterprise, Anti-communism
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 17,854

favorite 43

comment 8

How economic progress comes from the accumulation of privately owned tools of production; demonstrates the need for tools by showing a young couple with their infant child in a wilderness with nothing but natural resources and their hands.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Free enterprise, Anti-communism
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by U.S. Navy
movies

eye 54,140

favorite 59

comment 8

Cold War-era anti-Chinese propaganda film featuring footage of revolutionary activities and combat, 1921-64.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, China, Communism
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 18,935

favorite 45

comment 11

Educating 1960s campus protesters as to "what's right with America."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: Cold War
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 11,987

favorite 17

comment 2

High school students anticipate and prepare for the military draft.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Korean War, Military: Draft, Cold War
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by Ray (Reid H.) Film Industries
movies

eye 31,309

favorite 50

comment 8

How can we protect ourselves against the threats of germs and toxins? Cold War America gears up to fend off threats from unconventional bioweapons.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Biological warfare
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 15,558

favorite 13

comment 1

Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom presentation. Includes: Dwight D. Eisenhower enters 1952 Republican party primary; blizzard at California's Donner Pass; Winston Churchill visits the United States; nuclear test at Frenchman's Flat, Nevada; Italian man sculpts human and animal figurines out of raw vegetables; new camera developed to track guided missiles in flight; history and landmarks of the Territory of Hawaii; captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen and his heroism at the helm of sinking...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War
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by Unknown
movies

eye 15,287

favorite 34

comment 8

Tribute to television as servant of the public in the Cold War era.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Media: Television, Cold War, Journalism
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by CBS Television Network
movies

eye 22,247

favorite 48

comment 5

Dramatized atomic evacuation of Portland, Oregon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Oregon
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 43,778

favorite 56

comment 10

Attempt to dispel many common myths and fallacies about radioactive fallout.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 14,814

favorite 25

comment 4

How 1960s activism "threatens" American moral, religious and ethical principles.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Social issues: 1960s
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 21,446

favorite 49

comment 9

Civil defense film admonishing U.S. city dwellers to stay and fight in case of enemy invasion, rather than evacuate. Filmed in New York and other cities.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Infrastructure
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies

eye 23,898

favorite 64

comment 7

Nuclear fallout menaces Americans.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by National Education Program
movies

eye 18,792

favorite 29

comment 10

Anti-communist orientation for Americans/
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Citizenship
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies

eye 10,624

favorite 15

comment 6

Foreign correspondent John Stroehm conducts a tour through the People's Republic of China.
favoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: China, Cold War
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by Warner Pathe News
movies

eye 7,346

favorite 15

comment 1

Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom presentation.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Cold War, Atomic-nuclear: Energy
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by Calvin Company
movies

eye 5,381

favorite 11

comment 2

The Veterans of Foreign Wars as a fraternal and social organization, with emphasis on their projects that benefit community life and cohesion. Directed by Robert Altman before he ceased making industrial films in Kansas City.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, World War II: Veterans' affairs, Military: Veterans
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by Wilding Picture Productions
movies

eye 6,364

favorite 16

comment 8

How a limited government and private control over labor, resources and tools can stave off a Communist takeover of the U.S.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Anti-communism, Free enterprise
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by U.S. Signal Corps
movies

eye 23,536

favorite 36

comment 3

Korea in the tumultuous period between the end of World War II and the start of the Korean War.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Korean War, Cold War, Anti-communism
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by Calvin Company
movies

eye 6,028

favorite 10

comment 4

The Veterans of Foreign Wars as a fraternal and social organization, with emphasis on their projects that benefit community life and cohesion. Directed by Robert Altman before he ceased making industrial films in Kansas City.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, World War II: Veterans' affairs, Military: Veterans
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 6,395

favorite 19

comment 2

Strengths of the American free enterprise system and how it meets the needs of its citizens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Economics
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 9,346

favorite 13

comment 2

Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile, are invited to visit the Olds factory to see why the product is superior. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting Earth's autonomy. Some might call this film a McCarthyite allegory; others a slow-moving plant tour. Story: Gordon Miller. Camera: John Niklasch. Sound: Ray Esh. Editor: John Cook. Director: Lewis D. Collins. With Lucille and Johnny...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Automobiles: Advertising, Automobiles: Manufacturing, Cold War
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by Unknown
movies

eye 9,307

favorite 7

comment 2

Television program (one of a series) sponsored by General Electric Company for telecasting to residents of the Richland, Washington area. This interview with Dr. Richard F. Foster, manager of the Aquatic Biology Division at the Hanford plutonium plant, presents his research that the plant's radioactive effluents have no effect on aquatic life in the Columbia River. Also featured is an interview with "science student of the week" Doyle Burke, senior at Columbia High School.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War, Richland, Washington
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 6,839

favorite 10

comment 1

Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Cold War
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by Warner Pathe News
movies

eye 7,668

favorite 14

comment 1

Newsreel stories reformatted for educational presentation.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Korean War, Cold War
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 10,683

favorite 18

comment 1

Newsreel stories reformatted for educational presentation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Korean War, Cold War
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by Affiliated Film Producers
movies

eye 4,999

favorite 14

comment 4

Shows how American schoolchildren are taught the value of democracy, freedom and good citizenship.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Citizenship, Society: Education, Cold War
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by Fotovox, Inc.
movies

eye 10,265

favorite 22

comment 5

Economic lecture on the merits and workings of capitalism. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Economics, Anti-communism
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by Fotovox, Inc.
movies

eye 6,039

favorite 11

comment 3

Sings the praises of the American profit system, arguing that profits, although much smaller than generally believed, make possible a continuing stream of technological advances and new and better products which contribute to the rising living standards. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War
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by U.S. Army Pictorial Center
movies

eye 19,255

favorite 62

comment 4

John Wayne, Edward R. Murrow and others discuss the ideological battle between U.S. and Soviet Union.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Cold War
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by Fotovox, Inc.
movies

eye 16,240

favorite 20

comment 2

How a young couple parlays their frozen custard booth into a multimillion dollar business and constructs a parable of capitalist economics. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Arkansas.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War, Capitalism
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by Fotovox, Inc.
movies

eye 4,151

favorite 10

comment 3

Free-enterprise-oriented lecture on the successes of the American economic system. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War
Home movie: 097848: 1950s Pennsylvania parades and activities with International Christian Endeavor Union
Topics: 1950s, church, Pennsylvania, parade, International Christian Endeavor Union, Toronto, civic parade,...
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by National Education Program
movies

eye 723

favorite 9

comment 0

 Shows that citizens should understand the American way of life, communism and socialism and their propaganda techniques, public education and government.
Topics: Cold War, Citizenship
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by U.S. War Department
movies

eye 324,881

favorite 360

comment 22

Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 193,293

favorite 231

comment 23

Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Communism
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 234,861

favorite 116

comment 4

Cold War cartoon defending the profit motive against anti-capitalist critics.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 181,985

favorite 89

comment 4

Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising